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Many people think that celebrities have to be perfect in order to make it in Hollywood. That is far from the truth. Some of our favorite stars have scars, flaws, and imperfections. Some of them are noticeable, but that doesn't matter to producers and movie directors. Skills are more important. Besides, some scripts call for actors to have certain imperfections.
There is a whole range of imperfections that do not keep good actors from getting significant roles. Some celebrities are blind in one eye. One celebrity has no eardrum. A successful model has no belly button. An A-list actor has a small ear and a large ear. Celebrities have two different eye colors. Dozens of actors and actresses have scars and moles on their faces.
This article is not to make fun of anyone. Rather, it is to show how strong these people are in spite of what some might call "flaws."
Look through the list below and see which celebrities have noticeable and not-so-noticeable imperfections.
Forest Whitaker: Eye Defect
Forest Whitaker can be seen in the above photo with a drooping eye. He has a hereditary condition that causes his left eye to droop. The eye condition has not kept him from getting many acting jobs and winning many honors and awards. Neither has it kept him from being married for 22 years to actress Keisha Nash and having four beautiful children with unique names, including their daughters Sonnet, True and Autumn and a son named Ocean.
Fans don't pay much attention to his lazy eye. Instead, they see Whitaker's superb acting ability.
Different Color Eyes
Kate Bosworth has heterochromia. It is a condition that causes her to have two different eye colors. One eye is blue and one eye is hazel due. The actress says her different eye colors have not hindered her from getting acting jobs. In fact, it is quite the opposite. They have helped her land certain movie roles. For instance, the director wanted her to keep her natural colored eyes in her 2006 Lois Lane role in Superman Returns. At other times, she uses a colored contact lens so both eyes will match.
Other celebrities with different color eyes include:
- Mila Kunis’s left eye is brown, while the right eye is green.
- One of David Bowie’s eyes is green, while the other is blue.
- Demi Moore's right eye is hazel and her left eye is green.
- Benedict Cumberbatch has two different eye colors.
- Jane Seymour's right eye is brown and green. Her left eye is completely green.
- Both of Sandy Duncan's eyes are the same color, but she can't see out of her left eye. The optic nerve was destroyed when she had a tumor removed. She can see only out of her right eye.
Female Celebrities with Moles on Their Faces
Some of the most beautiful female celebrities with moles on some part of their face include, but are not limited to the following:
- Cindy Crawford revealed that she almost her the mole above her top lip removed. Instead, she turned her imperfection into a trademark. The 49-year-old model is one of the most beautiful celebrities around today.
- Mel B
- Mariah Carey
- Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
- Carrie Anne Inaba
- Rachel McAdams
- Eva Mendes
- Angelina Jolie
- Marilyn Monroe
- Elizabeth Taylor
Male Celebrities with Moles on Their Faces
Male celebrities also have moles on their face including Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States who has a mole near his left nostril. Actors Ice T and Russell Crowe have moles on different parts of the face. Richard Thomas who played John Boy on The Waltons in the 1960s has a big mole on his left cheek. Ben Affleck has a mole on his right cheek while Morgan Freeman has a face full of moles.
The moles did not keep any of these males from being successful actors.
Celebrities With Scars
Many beautiful celebrities have visible scars. Actress and comedian Tina Fey is usually filmed from her right side because she is self-conscious of the scar she has had on her left cheek since she was 5 years old. A stranger attacked her and cut her cheek while she was playing in her front yard. The scar has faded a great deal now that she is 48 years old.
Singer Mary J. Blige doesn't talk about the scar below her left eye, but some people say it was the result of a childhood fight with another girl.
The scars on Seal's face are the result of discoid lupus, an autoimmune disease. The butterfly rashes have been on his face since he was a teenager. The scars did not keep the singer from marrying and having children by the beautiful Heidi Klum.
Joaquin Phoenix was born with a noticeable scar between his top lip and nose that has been described as a mild form of cleft palate.
Harrison Ford has a deep scar underneath his chin as a result of a car crash long before he became an actor. It was noticeable in all his auditions. That means he was cast even with the deep scar.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has a long scar on her chest. It is barely seen unless someone is actually looking for it. The scar is a result of tracheotomy surgery. When she was a young girl, she couldn't breathe because of a virus, and the surgery was necessary to save her life.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, has a 3-inch long thin scar on her left temple, just above her hairline. The scar is the result of a childhood surgery. Most of the time, it is not visible because it is covered by her hair.
Michael Strahan was injured while playing football for the Giants many years ago. He laughs about his crooked fingers. They do not keep him from having multiple jobs on television.
Actress Megan Fox doesn't have fingers like most people. They are shaped and look more like toes than fingers, especially her thumbs.
Denzel Washington snapped the pinky finger of his right hand when he was playing basketball as a youngster. The finger healed in an odd position because it was not fixed at the time. Therefore, it points outwards from his hand. However, it has not kept him from being a successful actor.
Mismatched Ears and No Eardrum
Gerard Butler underwent ear surgery as a child that resulted in one of them sticking out more than the other. It is not noticeable when he has long hair. Once Butler shaved his head for a movie, and he noticed the difference. The actor is also deaf in his right ear because he suffers from tinnitus.
Speaking of ears, most people don't know Stephen Colbert, the host of The Late Night Show on CBS cannot hear out of his right ear because of a missing eardrum. He had surgery on his ear when he was a child that caused damage to his eardrum. Most of his fans and viewers don't know he is deaf in that ear.
Colbert's first career choice was to become a marine biologist. He could not pursue it because he could not scuba dive with his ear damaged.
Model With No Navel
Karolina Kurkova doesn't have a navel or belly button. It wouldn't be noticeable if she wasn't a famous Victoria’s Secret model. The missing navel is the result of surgery Kurkova has as a child that did not heal the way it should have.
The model is not self-conscious of the missing body part because she could cover up her stomach if she wanted to.
Charlie Villanueva Had No Hair on His Body
Charlie Villanueva is a Dominican professional basketball player who has not let his imperfection get in the way of becoming successful. He plays for the Dallas Mavericks. The 34-year athlete was born with an autoimmune skin disease that causes loss of hair all over his body. He doesn't even have eyebrows.
Many Other Celebrities with Imperfections
Nine out of every ten celebrities have something about them that could be described as an impression. Here are some that were not mentioned above:
- Damon Wayans has a club foot.
- Oprah Winfrey has an odd looking foot.
- Jennifer Garner's toes are bigger than her big toe.
- Ashton Kutcher has slightly webbed feet.
- Lebron James has abnormal toes. However, they do not keep him from excelling on the basketball court.
- Mark Wahlberg has three nipples.
- Daryl Hannah is missing some fingers.
- NBA player Gerald Green always tries to keep his right hand hidden when he is not playing because he is missing his ring finger.
Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on September 16, 2018:
Tim, I admire all those people I mentioned even more now after I found out those interesting things about them. I thought they were talented before but even more so now.
I was extremely impressed when I found out that Stephen Colbert can hear out of only one ear. Yet he hosts a popular late-night show.
The bottom line is that we all have some imperfection. I once wrote an article about people who have dimples including my beautiful granddaughter. During the research, I discovered that dimples in some cultures are considered imperfections.
Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on September 16, 2018:
I remember Sammy Davis Jr. was also blind in one eye, but he was one of our greatest dancers of the last century. Beauty is a subjective thing anyway, but skill and talent are overt and undeniable. One of the last prejudices of humanity will be to defeat what the eyes view versus what is in the heart.
These individuals definitely perform with heart. I loved Sandy Duncan in all of her movies as well as the other people you mentioned here. I'm still cheering for the new Duchess.
Great inspirational article.
Much respect and admiration,